Optimal nadir PSA after salvage cryotherapy for radiorecurrent prostate cancer

According to a new article in the Journal of Endourology, the authors have identified an optimal PSA nadir level after whole-gland salvage prostate cryoablation among patients with recurrent prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Salvage whole-gland cryoablation after failure of primary radiation therapy

After last Tuesday’s post on focal salvage therapy for management of radiorecurrent disease, we now have long-term data on the use of salvage whole-gland cryoablation in the same category of patients. … READ MORE …

PBRT as a form of salvage radiation therapy after cryotherapy and HIFU

A new paper in “the Red Journal” prvides some information about the potential of proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) as a salvage therapy in men who have failed either cryotherapy or first-line high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as first-line therapy for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Focal cryotherapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer

A recent article in Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy has assessed the effectiveness and safety of focal cryotherapy in the first- and second-line treatment of localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Early data on targeted focal therapy in treatment of localized prostate cancer

The potential role of targeted focal therapy in the management of localized prostate cancer is yet to be well-defined, so a paper just published on line in the Journal of Urology is of value in helping us to set our expectations. … READ MORE …

Focal cryotherapy for localized prostate cancer

A new review article on the use of focal cryotherapy in the treatment of localized prostate cancer has recently been published in the journal Cancer Control. The full text of this article by Nguyen et al. is also available on the Medscape web site. … READ MORE …

Whole-gland cryotherapy vs. radical prostatectomy as first-line treatment for localized disease

Over the years there have been very few studies that have attempted to make any type of direct comparison between outcomes of patients treated with whole-gland cryotherapy and outcomes of patients treated with other standard forms of whole gland therapy for localized prostate cancer. … READ MORE …